Monday, March 31, 2014

Rodolfo Tan Cardoso vs. Robert James Fischer (New York, USA; 1957)


International Master Rodolfo Tan Cardoso is the only Filipino to have ever beaten Bobby Fischer. In an International Match held in New York, USA, Cardoso won against Fischer and drew two games. While it was a convincing victory by Fischer with a score of 6 - 2, Cardoso showed his tactical brilliance and mastery of the game.

Here is that win by Cardoso over Fischer in a sharp Sicilian Defense encounter. Cardoso's passing is indeed a great loss to Philippine chess.  He will always be remembered, not only through his games, but also to his valuable contribution to the development of chess itself.

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